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Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels for teens, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association. Sarah lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at www.sarahdessen.com.

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7 Books to Give to Your Little Sister

We know you start planning your summer reads like, as soon as humanly possible. But since you’ve got your picks at the ready, why not lend your expertise to your little sister? Here are seven great reads to give to your little sis.   Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail Rachel Vail’s dazzling and sweet tale … Continued
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7 Ideas to Create the Perfect Bookish Wedding

After reading Sarah Dessen’s upcoming novel, Once and For All we have to admit that we’ve got wedding fever. Whether you’re planning for your wedding right now or just want a head start, you’re going to need to make sure you have everything you need for your bookish-themed wedding. We’ve thought of even the smallest details … Continued
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15 Books We Can’t Wait to Throw in Our Bags This Summer

Are the winter blues getting you down? Do you find your thoughts drifting to warmer weather, days at the beach, and maybe a fabulous vacation or two? Sound like you’re ready to start making your summer plans—and what better place to start than your summer TBR pile? Check out our list of books we can’t … Continued
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15 Romances to Heat Up Your Summer

Grab your shades, because these summer romances are hotter than the sun. Perfect for reading at the beach or by the pool, indoors or under the stars, these are the kind of stories that will stick with you for the whole summer and all the summers to follow.     Once and for All by … Continued
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13 Books to Read After You Finish 13 Reasons Why

You’ve read the book (haven’t you?!), you’ve binged the show (maybe more than once), and now all you want is more. Never fear, we’ve got thirteen great emotional reads to get you through your 13 Reasons Why book/Netflix hangover!     What Light by Jay Asher Of course, you’re probably gonna need some help healing after … Continued
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5 Perfect Books to Bring on Spring Break

With Spring Break around the bend we’re looking forward to swapping out our tropical screensavers for some real beaches. Here at Penguin Teen we believe you need at least one book per beach day to be truly beach-ready. You may have to throw out a few items of clothing to make room in your suitcase, … Continued
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13 Life Lessons Learned From Sarah Dessen Novels

There’s nothing quite like reading a Sarah Dessen novel during summer, that magical time when the world always seems to be on the cusp of something beautiful or epic or heartbreaking—or maybe all three. Luckily, Sarah Dessen is always there to talk us through it with words that speak to some of life’s biggest truths. She’s taught … Continued
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Everyone has a favorite Sarah Dessen book. Share your rec for the chance to win the #ReadADessen sweeps!

True story: everyone has a favorite Sarah Dessen book. And if you ask them about it, they’ll be more than happy to gush about it for as long as possible. That’s why this summer we’re asking readers to spread the love by sharing their favorite Sarah Dessen novel with the world. Whether it’s because your favorite Sarah … Continued
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Can You Guess the Sarah Dessen Book From the Emojis?

Spring is best spent reading a Sarah Dessen love story. Test your knowledge of Sarah Dessen’s books with this emoji quiz!   Share your #ReadADessen recommendation for a chance to win a full set of Sarah Dessen Books!          
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7 Books To Read During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Penguin Teen stands with SAAM. We’re committed to helping keep the conversation going all month long. We find that books can often help us talk about difficult topics – so here are 8 books to help you start a conversation.   Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. … Continued
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